MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, DAY 264 OF 2013:  Mlle. Renee woke me up at 6:03 in the morning with a very important need to water the back lawn. It was quite nippy (50F) outside, so she was out and back in the time it took to shake her leg and scratch the grass. Then it was a race to see who got back into bed first. (She always lets me get in first.)   And we both huddled together and slept until the clock radio went off at 9:30. Since it still hadn’t warmed up in my room … (How could it, the heating system was still in summer mode!) … I turned the radio down to soft and snoozy and slept in for another hour and a half.

ORIGAMI CHALLENGE: Really? By now you should know that the calendar always takes the weekend off and prints some factoid of little or no interest. This weekend it was about PAPER CHEFS or the method of cooking “en papollote”  or wrapped in a parchment package. It suggested I use the method I didn’t use yesterday for making the birthday card envelope and cook my dinner in it.  Since I was planning on making a hot pot of spicy chili, it really wouldn’t have been practical.

So, I went to the stupidmarket to restock my deminishing cupboard shelves.  DSCF1104They had fantastic the last vine-ripened home-grown tomatoes of summer, so I also added some B and L to my shopping list.

After putting my groceries away and putting the chili beans on to simmer, Renee and I went out to the back deck to sit in the cool breezes and warm late summer sun. Talk about contradictions!

The chili really hit the spot, and after dinner I spent the evening watching THE GUILT TRIP.  You know, Streisand really has aged better than me.  Barbra Joan was two years younger than me when she first played Gaslight Square in Saint Louis, and I couldn’t get in to see her because I was too young. That’s life!

MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SUNDAY, DAY 265 OF 2013:  OMG! There’s only 100 days left in 2013!  And in an hour and a half,  (4:44) summer will officially come to an end as the Autumnal Equinox falls on West Walnut Manor! Tempus Fugit! Tempus Fugit! 

And to top that all off, Mlle. Renee just ran in to tell me she saw alien creatures in back yard.

Jokingly I asked, “Sea shells?”

“No,” she snapped, “Short little creatures with eyes!”

PUPPIES‽” I shouted hopefully

She just shook her head and walked back outside.

I followed to discover …DSCF1105

“An advance party of Autumnal Aliens!”

Good grief! Must cut down on that hard apple cider, or before you realize it  I’ll be giving each of the aliens a name.


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on September 22, 2013, in MY DAILY CALENDAR and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You have put those eyes to good use! I hope you did as well with the tomatoes.

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